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Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
abstentions refused to give this district-required test because we feel this is a civil rights issue. this is a test that was brought to seattle and to complete scandal. -- under complete scandal. the board of the company that produced the test and did not disclose that when the seattle public schools purchased the map tests for over $4 million. it is not me who has a problem with that, it is the state auditor of washington state that came and found that was "an ethics violation" and "conflict of interest." that is the best part of the map test. this test is a test that is not aligned to our curriculum. our kids in ninth grade algebra are getting geometry questions that not being taught to them in that grade. what that means is it is setting them up for failure. we did not get into this job as teachers to set our kids up for failure. what is worse, this evaluation is tied to our in violation. the map test is part of grading teachers. we have kids taking a test that is not tied to what we're teaching the classroom and they can tie that to our evaluation, it is terribly unfair. finally
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
wilmington 10. it was 1971, the city of clinton was in the midst of a civil rights struggle. after what and restored a black neighborhood was firebombed, police officers and firefighters arrived to extinguish the flames but came under gunfire. an african-american teen was killed by police that night, a white man was shot and killed the next day. the national guard moved in. nine black men and one white woman were rounded up, hustled off to jail for their alleged involvement. the young defendants, the majority just high school age, were collectively sentenced to a total of more than 280 years in prison. rev. ben chavis served more than five years in prison. shortly after he appeared on "democracy now!" last month, governor perdue issued pardons of innocence for the wilmington 10. the move came after newly surfaced documents revealed the prosecutor in the case made racially biased notes next to potential jurors, writing comments like "kkk good." i asked rev. chavis last night what it felt like to be attending president of the inauguration on dr. martin luther king day, after finally being par
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
deliver an inaugural invocation. she is the widow of medgar evers, the civil-rights activist who was assassinated 50 years ago. >> 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and history of disenfranchised folks to today's expiration of a more perfect union the a-expression of a more perfect union. we ask that where our paths seem blanketed by oppression and rippled by pangs of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance. and hose who came before us and dreamed of this day, that we recognize that their visions still inspire us. they are a great cloud of witnesses, unseen by the naked eye, but all around us, thankful that they're living was not in vain. for every mountain, you gave us the strength to climb, your grace is pleaded to continue that climb for america and the world. >> myrlie evers delivering the inaugural invocation. o misled, president of emmett if his inaugural address. >> week, the people, still bel
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